Wednesday February 20, 2013
Woman dies after lift plunge
OTHER NEWS & VIEWS
Compiled by EILEEN NG, KOK KWAN YEE and A. RAMAN
A LIFT plunged five floors after its cable snapped in a 10-storey apartment block at the Lumut naval base in Perak, causing a woman who was in it to suffer severe head and neck injuries.
Part-time nasi lemak seller Zamelia Isharuddin, 38, succumbed to her injuries at the Sri Manjung Hospital a day after the 5pm incident on Friday, Berita Harian and Harian Metro reported.
She was unconscious when rescuers from the Fire and Rescue department pulled her out of the wrecked lift.
Her husband, naval officer Rafie Johar said: “Doctors tried to save her but she died at around 12.15am on Saturday.”
The incident prompted Royal Malaysian Navy chief Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar to order a probe on all apartment lifts at naval bases nationwide.
He added that while the lifts are well-maintained and installed with quality parts, the navy could not take risks on the safety of the families living in the naval quarters.
> After rendering the hit song by Yuna Terukir Di Bintang at the recently-concluded Anugerah Juara Lagu annual chart show and emerging as top male artiste, Aizat Amdan is looking forward to record a duet with the songer-composer.
However, he lamented, it was difficult to get in touch with Yuna, whose real name is Yunalis Zarai, as she has made her base in the United States to expand her singing career there.
Aizat said all the planning and material for their duet project have been finalised and he was only waiting for Yuna to return to Malaysia to get it going.
“I've informed her of my wish and she has agreed. It is now a matter of finding a suitable time,” Aizat told HIP, the entertainment pullout of Berita Harian.
Meanwhile, he is also busy working on his third album, which will have 12 songs, half of which will be in English. The album is expected to be released in May.
Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.